June 7 will see Rustam Khabilov square off against former champ Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 42, and given the Dagestani powerhouse’s penchant for smashing people, there’s a good chance the FOX Sports 1-broadcast event will be a violent one. Does Khabilov have what it takes to defeat the “Smooth”? That’s hard to say, but what is possible – and probable – is that at some point, Khabilov is going to latch on and send Henderson flying.
Don’t believe me? Are you skeptical of the hype and momentum the fighter whose undefeated in the Octagon has built for himself?
If so, then watch what happened when Khabilov took on Vinc Pichel at the TUF 16 Finale back in December, 2012. In terms of beatdowns, it wasn’t pretty.
(In terms of sailing through the air with poise and grace, however, it was definitely a beautiful thing to behold.)